When Jose Mourinho elected to bring Didier Drogba back to Stamford Bridge in July, Chelsea supporters reacted with an even mix of joy and concern.
"He's coming because he's one of the best strikers in Europe," proclaimed Mourinho as Drogba signed a one-year contract. "I know his personality very well and I know if he comes back he's not protected by history or what he's done for this club previously. He is coming with the mentality to make more history."
Costa, 26, has missed his club's four most recent games since the international break due to a hamstring issue, although he is expected to return to face Queens Park Rangers in the Premier League on Saturday. The former Atletico Madrid player was also briefly hospitalised due to a stomach virus during...
The Spain international, who has hit nine goals in seven Premier League matches since arriving from Atletico Madrid in the summer, has not featured for Chelsea since the 2-0 defeat of Arsenal on Oct 5.
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho has told some of his fringe players they have made his next team selection "easy" after they failed to make the most of their opportunity against Shrewsbury.
Andre Schurrle, Mohamed Salah and Filipe Luis all struggled as Chelsea scraped through 2-1 to reach the League Cup quarterfinals. They needed a late own goal from Jermaine Grandison to progress on Tuesday after Andy Mangan had levelled with 13 minutes left.
Didier Drogba scored the opener, his second in two games,...